Fair Hills and Five Lakes Weddings

As we are coming to the end of the 2014 season, we have transitioned from our wonderful family weeks at Fair Hills to celebrating some fabulous weddings at the resorts. It’s always fun to see how each couple embraces and transforms the resort for their wedding and we thought we’d share some pictures from those special occasions! More to follow.

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A view of the Pavilion at Fair Hills all dressed up for the Dance!

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Even Millie got caught up in the excitement of this wedding on the Fair Hills Deck overlooking Pelican Lake!

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Details from a Dinner and Dance held in the Dining Room at Fair Hills


Former employee Sarah Siegle with her Dad right before her ceremony in the Hollow.

Former employee Sarah Siegle with her Dad right before her ceremony in the Hollow.

Barn loft wedding

The Hayloft in the Barn at Five Lakes Resort

Another gorgeous shot of Pelican Lake from the Deck at Fair Hills Resort. Photo by Rachel Torgerson Photography.

Another gorgeous shot of Pelican Lake from the Deck at Fair Hills Resort. Photo by Rachel Torgerson Photography.

Here is a wedding held on hole #7 on the Fair Hills Golf Course.

Here is a wedding held on hole #7 on the Fair Hills Golf Course.

Fair Hills Labor Day wedding on the Deck

Fair Hills Labor Day wedding on the Deck

A magical night at the Barn at Five Lakes with this tented wedding in the Pasture.

A magical night at the Barn at Five Lakes with this tented wedding in the Pasture.

Our first wedding celebrated on the deck of the Barn in the Pasture at Five Lakes Resort.

Our first wedding celebrated on the deck of the Barn in the Pasture at Five Lakes Resort.

We love the elegant and organic charm of this cake!

We love the elegant and organic charm of this cake!


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Fair Hills Drone Video

Here is a great video of Fair Hills Resort shot with a drone camera by our guest Ben Nesvig. Take a peek to relive some of your favorite memories of your time at Fair Hills or to see what you missed and need to add to your list of things to do next year!


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Water Toys

8 person floaterfloating ice bergfloating rock wallfloating saturninflatable pokerfloating cabanaPet Floatthe water matToday is definitely a Monday. We can’t help but dream of being on the lake and enjoying some of these awesome inflatable lake toys!

The yellow, red, and blue one would be perfect for you and 7 of your closest friends!





The kids could sure burn some energy on this inflatable iceberg.










Or this floating Saturn!









What if we moved Poker Night from the Pine Room to the lake??










That floating cabana is where you could find me!

How about this floating pet pillow?

Or, the water mat at Fair Hills Resort! Stay warm and think warm, summer thoughts!

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Summer Employment

Do you or someone you know need a job this summer? Fair Hills is currently accepting applications for the 2014 season. Waitrons, housekeepers, recreation directors, grounds crew, tennis instructor, and waterski instructors are just some of the employment opportunities this summer.

Work on beautiful Pelican Lake for the summer with staff from around the world. We work hard and we play hard. Employees earn the privilege to use all the amenities at the resort when not working. Take a dip in the pool, rush down the water slide, take in a game of tennis and soak up the sun. Summer work at Fair Hills sometimes feels more like play.

And don’t forget the Hootenanny. The Hoot is performed by our staff, and this is our 50th year!! Check it out on YouTube, www.youtube.com/fairhillsresort

To apply, visit our website, www.fairhillsresort.com/employment, download the applications, fill it out and return it to Caitlin. Email and hard copies accepted.


PO Box 6, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Wildflower Golf Course is also hiring various positions! Check it out at http://www.wildflowergolfcourse.com/employment!staff 2013

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Deposit time!

Just a friendly reminder…. have you paid your deposit yet?
Give us a call at the musical number. Sing it with us! 218-847-7638

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Wildlife at Lake Five

Have you liked Five Lakes Resort on Facebook?

If you haven’t, now is the time! For the next few days, we are posting pictures of wildlife taken from our trail camera. You’re not going to want to miss this! Take a look at these pictures that were featured on Saturday! Talk about a close up!!



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Hello all!
Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving? Is your turkey thawing in the refrigerator? I bet some of you have even started decorating for Christmas! The holidays are such a fun, yet busy time! All of us in the office are excited to spend Thanksgiving with our families and give thanks (and eat yummy food, too)!
If you missed our Facebook post, we suggested making Gramma Kaldahl’s Brown Bread for the holidays. YUM!

Here is the recipe…

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The recipe can also be found on our website, www.fairhillsresort.com/brownbread

The resort has been closed a little over a month now, but we can’t wait for what 2014 brings! Exactly, 156 days until our first event, 186 days until our first wedding, and just 200 days until family season! How many days until your vacation? http://count.downclock.com/

Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend!

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Viva Las Vegas

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On Wednesday, Cheryl arrived in Vegas and joined the rest of the competitors in the entire World Food Championship for a welcome reception! The rest of the Fair Hills crew joined Cheryl on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Cheryl had her ingredient check, a US Foods marketing meeting, and a dinner for those 8 competing for US Food’s Next Top Product.

vegas 8Friday, The Big Day! Cheryl had a competitor meeting in the morning to go over all of the rules and processes of the competition. She also had a kitchen check–making sure she had all of the proper tools and utensils! Here is a picture of Cheryl during her kitchen check!vegas 1

Competition began at 12:30pm sharp. Chefs had until 4:45pm to turn in their recipe in hopes of becoming US Food’s Next Top Product. Cheryl was very busy preparing her Cranberry Chutney. However, she did have time for a quick interview! Cheryl served the chutney over a grilled pork loin. She had to make enough plates for all 4 judges! Cheryl had to walk the chutney down to the judging tent between 4:40-4:50pm!

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Judging took place at the main stage on Fremont Street at 5:30pm. Cheryl had quite the fan club as you can see! Unfortunately, the Central Region’s Black Bean Sliders were named US Foods Next Top Product.

We are so proud of Cheryl and forever grateful to US Foods for this indescribable experience! Hope you are all looking forward to your Thursday dinner in summer 2014 when you can taste Cheryl’s Cranberry Chutney again!!
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In 2 days and a few hours, Chef Cheryl Hoban will be competing head-to-head with 7 other regional contestants at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Cheryl’s Midwest Regional Cranberry Chutney is competing against: The Atlantic’s Chocolate Stout Beer Battered Onion Rings, The Central’s Black Bean Slider, The Northeast’s Eggplant Balls, The South’s Braised Duck Wontons with Cilantro Coleslaw and Craft Beer BBQ, The Southeast’s Roasted Corn Sauce, The Southwest’s Mean Bean Espresso Cookie, and finally, The West’s Raven Claw.

The competition will take place on Friday, November 8th at 3pm (5pm central) at the Kitchen Arena in the 3rd Street Alcove of the Freemont Street Experience downtown Las Vegas. By 4:45pm (6:45pm central), a winner will walk away with $20,000 in cash and prizes and their recipe will be turned into a US Foods product, distributed nationally as part of the company’s new product launch in 2014!

To wish Cheryl good luck and/or keep updated on the competition, be sure to follow our social media sites:
Facebook: Fair Hills Resort
Twitter: @monotonelawnboy
and be sure to use the hashtag, #CranberryChutney !!

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Winter Waterslide?

I have found the winter equivalent of the summer Tuesday afternoon waterslide. It’s roof sliding!

Yesterday a crew of 10, Dan Mohn, Lisa, Steve, Emily, Pat, Toelly, Gordy, Shannon, Bob and Caitlin, came together to shovel snow off the roofs of the dining room and 15 cabins.  What a sight to see, 6 people moving around on the roof of the dining hall.  Luckily no one slid off that roof.  Once the dining room was finished, we all climbed up 2 to a cabin, and dug through feet of snow to relieve the pressure on our weak summer cabin roofs.  Even with ice grips on our boots, we were all sliding here and there.  Only Lisa was lucky enough to discover roof sliding; she went right off #12.  Luckily she is uninjured and controlled her fall into more of a leap.  The rest of us just slid her and there but managed to stay on the roofs.  The piles of snow came up near the roofs of the cabin so with a bit of planning, this could be a new winter activity!  You even get soaked in this activity too.

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Struggling to think warm thoughts.  Hope these photos help!

There is still availability for this summer.  Book your vacation now!

800-323-2849 or email@fairhillsresort.com

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